Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Chapter 1 Abstract
* In 1924, Esperanza is six years old living on the family ranch in Mexico, where she is quite happy
* The story skips to six years later at harvest time and Esperanza is almost 13 years old.
* Her father loves the land and allows Esperanza to come to the ceremonial first cut of the grape harvest.
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